Diploma in Front-End Development for Interactive Applications

Diploma in Front-End Development for Interactive Applications at KPU – where innovation meets design, and code brings ideas to life.

Our Front-End Development program is designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge needed to create stunning, user-friendly websites and applications that leave a lasting impact.

Why Choose Our Front-End Development Program?

Blend of Design and Code:

Our program is your gateway to the exciting intersection of design and code. Learn to craft visually appealing and interactive user interfaces while mastering the art of coding.

Hands-On Learning: 

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into real-world projects. Our curriculum is crafted to provide hands-on, practical experience, ensuring you're well-prepared for the challenges of the ever-evolving tech industry. 

Industry-Relevant Skills:

Stay ahead of the curve with a curriculum that focuses on the latest front-end technologies, responsive web design, and industry best practices. Develop the skills that employers are looking for in today's competitive job market.

What Sets Our Program Apart? 

Comprehensive Curriculum: From web fundamentals to the latest front-end frameworks, our program covers it all. You'll graduate with a well-rounded skill set, ready to tackle any project that comes your way.

Expert Faculty: Learn from industry professionals and experienced educators who are passionate about front-end development. Benefit from their insights, guidance, and real-world expertise throughout your learning journey.

Portfolio Development: We don't just teach you to code; we help you build a portfolio that showcases your talents to potential employers. Your portfolio will be a testament to your skills and creativity, setting you apart in the job market.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of web development principles, creating responsive, performant, and secure front-end features.
  • Apply responsive web design concepts and best practices to develop interactive experiences.
  • Create responsive webpages using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, ensuring optimal performance and security.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot web design issues, continuously enhancing the user experience through iterative testing and improvements.
  • Develop complex, interactive web applications adhering to project management and collaboration principles.
  • Prepare an industry-ready portfolio showcasing design and development skills, highlighting projects demonstrating your ability to create exceptional user experiences and maintain code quality.

Ready to Transform Your Future?

Uncover the synergy of design and code and pave the way for a fulfilling career in the world of web development. Apply today

Program Overview

The Diploma in Front-End Development for Interactive Applications program is designed for students new to both design and coding. The five focus areas are: 

  • Web Fundamentals, Front-End Technologies + Coding Principles
  • Design Fundamentals, UI/UX + Prototyping
  • Project Management + Professional Development
  • Areas of Specialization: Motion Design + Data VisualizationIndustry mentors 
  • Integration Studio + Capstone Courses

The curriculum in this Diploma program introduces students to mobile and software contexts while focusing on responsive web design and frameworks, and web development best practices and optimization. Graduates will be equipped with three valuable assets for their job search: industry connections developed through mentorship and critique, interview preparation tailored to front-end development, including code challenges, and a portfolio showcasing their applied knowledge of design and development principles. These skills will prepare graduates to appreciate the significance of good design in enhancing the user experience. 

The program creates collaboration opportunities between Graphic Design for Marketing and Front-End Development for Interactive Applications students, enabling projects that bridge design and development. Industry mentors actively engage with students as part of the Program Advisory Committee, providing guidance and participating in critiques to maintain regular industry contact and facilitate formal and informal interactions. This emphasis on industry connections through mentorship, rooted in experiential learning, is intended to enhance learning outcomes, impart real-world insights, and refine coding skills. Students, guided by this approach, should be able to develop complex web applications, adhere to project management principles, and construct industry-ready portfolios.

This is an undergraduate, limited intake program starting in Fall 2024. FDIT course fees are assessed according to Tuition Category 2.a.4 for Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents, or Tuition Category 8.a for International Students.

Admission Requirements

The Faculty’s Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU’s undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

In addition, one of the following (or equivalent) courses are recommended for admission with a grade of 67% (C+):

  • Web Development 10 
  • Computer Studies 10 
  • Digital Communications 11 
  • Digital Media Development 12 
  • Computer Information Systems 11 
  • Computer Programming 11 
  • Media Design 11 
  • Graphic Production 11 
  • Graphic Arts 11 
  • Computer Science 11 
  • Foundations of Math 11
  • Pre-calculus 11 

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Curricular Requirements

Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
FDIT 1100Web Development Foundations3
FDIT 1110Web Systems Development Methodologies3
FDIT 1120Design Foundations for Interactive Applications3
FDIT 1130User Interface (UI) Foundations3
FDIT 1140User Experience (UX) Foundations3
FDIT 1200Front-End Web Programming3
FDIT 1210Back-End Web Programming3
FDIT 1220Front-End Development Frameworks and Libraries I3
FDIT 1230Design Systems for Interactive Applications3
FDIT 1240Responsive Design: Principles and Prototyping3
FDIT 2100Front-End Development Frameworks and Libraries II3
FDIT 2110Project Management and Performance3
FDIT 2120Web Applications Development Project3
FDIT 2130Motion Design for Interactive Applications3
FDIT 2140Design and Development: Integration Studio3
FDIT 2200Special Topics in Web Development3
FDIT 2210Professional Development3
FDIT 2230Data Visualization for Interactive Applications3
FDIT 2240Design and Development: Capstone6

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Front-End Development for Interactive Applications.